Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rand Paul Wins the Race to the Bottom in the 2016 Campaign – Links Hilary Clinton to the Lewinsky Scandal

He’s Right – But Not in the Way He Thinks

One of the features of the 2016 Presidential campaign will be how quickly the Republicans can get down and dirty.  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the odds on favorite to win the nomination has staked out the claim for the ugliest comments so far, and even though there are years to go before the actual race, he will be hard to beat with this commentary.

January 26, 2014

Paul Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Judged on Lewinsky

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested that "the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal should give Americans pause when it comes to evaluating the Clinton legacy -- and, by extension, Hillary Clinton's potential presidential campaign," the Washington Post reports.

Said Paul: "One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and it is predatory behavior."

He noted that "sometimes it's hard to separate" Bill and Hillary Clinton and then added, "And then they have the gall to stand up and say Republicans are having a war on women? So yes, I think it's a factor. It's not Hillary's fault, but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton and history."

Senator Paul is of course trying to denigrate Mrs. Clinton by connecting her to a situation she had nothing to do with.  But he does the world a favor by doing this.  Rand Paul reminds everyone of the sturdy character of Ms. Clinton, her strength, her ability to withstand pressure and hardship that most of us, including in particular Rand Paul, would be unable to withstand.  The Lewinsky affair, as far as Ms. Clinton is concerned, simply reminds all of us of her great qualities, something we doubt that Mr. Paul had in mind when he brought up the issue.

And as for Sen. Paul, well by raising this issue he speaks volumes in contrasting himself with Ms. Clinton.  And those volumes all say he fares badly in that comparison, mainly that he comes across as a petty, vindictive and just plain nasty man.  So thanks Rand, your tone deaf comments will do more than anything anyone else can say or do to show you are not fit for the Presidency.

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